The sandstone pink city of Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan: land of kings and princes. It is an area of pastel-hued buildings, palaces, forts and finely carved temples and is as remarkable for its fine architecture and town planning as the colourful inhabitants who fill the streets and celebrate the region's glorious past in tradition, culture and costume.
Jaipur's Amber Fort citadel is Rajasthan's premier fort palace, while the City Palace, Hawa Mahal Fort and Jantarmantar Observatory are other key sights.
Top itineraries in Jaipur
The Golden Triangle, made up of the cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, is classic India at its very best. This tantalising triumvirate serves up everything you'd expect from a country with such a rich and varied history and a reputation for chaos and conformity in equal measure.
This luxury India holiday will illustrate the beautiful essence of Rajasthan, from its warm and welcoming people, to its bustling cities, antiquated villages, and regal heritage.
A ten-day tailor-made trip to India's Rajasthan, visiting the iconic sites as well as a tiger safari in Ranthambore National Park
Top places to stay in Jaipur
The Rambagh Palace is located in the centre of busy Jaipur, Rajasthan. The hotel maintains the finest traditions of Rajput hospitality, offering guests a taste of royal living.
Charming and majestic, the Samode Haveli is a 200-year-old mansion tucked away in the heart of the old city surrounded by gardens, courtyards and terraces.
The Maharajas’ Express combines some of India’s most enticing destinations with a raft of Raj-like experiences, from champagne breakfasts at the Taj Mahal to travelling by canopied camel cart for sundowners in the sand dunes of Bikaner.
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